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  • 22 Oct 2007- 21:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — In an escalation of the controversy surrounding the future of China's Three Gorges' Dam, the Chongqing local government announced this week it would move another 4 million people from the reservoir's environs over the
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Power & Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu (Marafiq) is contemplating a date to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for its latest project, the Yanbu independent water and power project (IWPP). Officials said there
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China- Environmental experts are continuing to express concern about the ecological effects of the Three Gorges Dam, as the huge weight of water behind the dam has started to erode the Yangtze River's bank in many places. This in turn has
  • 24 Sep 2007- 00:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's multi-billion-dollar economic cities, to be constructed in different parts of the kingdom over a 25-year period, along with its 24 industrial cities, will need wastewater treatment and recycling technology to
  • 27 Aug 2007- 11:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, ABU DHABI, OMAN, MUSCAT — Arabian Power Company (APC) has begun commercial operation of a new advanced combined cycle plant and a desalination plant at Umm Al Nar power and water project in Abu Dhabi. APC
  • 23 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia- Saudi Arabia is looking into a second major water and power project at Yanbu, according to officials. The Power & Water Utility Company for Jubail & Yanbu (Marafiq)said it is planning a second independent water and power
  • 23 Jul 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Mena Report — Project finance documents have been signed for the $235 million USD Shuaibah III expansion project. The expansion project includes a 150,000 cubic meter per day reverse osmosis desalination plant. It is being carried out by
  • 16 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — The Persian Gulf region — with high financial liquidity and a booming water industry driven by ever-growing demand — has become one of the main targets of international water sector investors and companies.
  • 2 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia- The Saudi Water & Electricity Company has issued a request for proposals to 10 prequalified groups for the Ras Al Zour independent water and power project (IWPP), officials said. The Water & Electricity Company- the client
  • 18 Jun 2007- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia-Ten groups of companies have qualified and another nine conditionally prequalified for the development concession for Saudi Arabia's latest independent water and power project (IWPP) at Ras Al Zour, according to the Saudi Water
  • 4 Jun 2007- 09:42 by Local Press Report ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Addis Fortune (Ethiopia) — The Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority is negotiating with companies that own private wells to expand its water supply delivery system. The authority is trying to alleviate chronic water shortages in the
  • 16 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Saudi Ras al-Zour fertilizer complex's power and desalination plants project has received bids from at least three groups. The technical bids were submitted by the April 1st deadline for the $200-$300 million USD contract
  • 19 Mar 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Veolia Environment seems to have hit upon the formula for successful water projects in the Middle East and North Africa through recent structural improvements to public-private partnerships (PPP). The French water giant already is
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's largest-ever independent water and power project (IWPP) at Ras al Zour got the green light from the Saudi Water & Electricity Company. Companies are invited to submit their expressions of interest within
  • 28 Jan 2007- 02:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Thousands of activists and protesters from all over the world appealed to governments and international financial institutions to halt further moves to privatize water services in Africa. The groups gathered in Nairobi for a the-week

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